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Head Start Kids Get Laptops

Laptops for a girls school in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Please contact Ms. Nzuzi (below) if you can respond to this request.

Hi,
Anne Ponzi Nzuzi from Kinshasa, the president of the Baptist women's Union and a friend of mine would like to know how to go about getting laptops for a girls school in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.The name of the school is Lycee Pour Jenes Filles Mamaekila where young girls from 8-16 learn are trained in literacy and sewing skills. There are over 180 girls enrolled in this school with only one computer available.
Would you please inform us what steps have to be taken in order to get into the OLPC program ?
Thank you very much,
Sincerely,
for Anne Ponzi Nzuzi, Kinshasa  e-mail: revdeponzi@yahoo.fr

Barbara Carvill, PhD
Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Can you help provide computer equipment for school children Papua New Guinea?

Please contact Mr. Kambowa (below) if you can respond to this request.

Warm Greetings to you from Papua New Guinea!  We wonder whether your wonderful organization shall be able to provide computer equipments to two Elementary schools for school children in a rural primary school in the Tambul District of Western Highlands Province in Papua New Guinea.

We would be grateful of any support.

Yours faithfully

Mr. John Senior Kambowa
President
Melanesia Education Development Foundation Inc
P O Box 1636
PORT MORESBY
National Capital District
Papua New Guinea
Phone: + 675 72161978
Email: Melanesiaeddevfoun@yahoo.com
www.freewebs.com/melanesiaeducationfoundation

GLF and World Care Technology Program for International School of Tucson

CooperationGLF in association with World Care, is helping the International School of Tucson meet its growing and immediate technology needs.

GLF is providing the Software, Professional Development, Network infrastructure and Digital Curriculum as well as all other needed IT services to advance the IST mission. World Care is providing repurposed computers.

A case study is in the works for publication this summer as this long term project meets its first major milestone.

A Wonderful Case Study - High School As It Ought To Be

Here's a great example of passion and projects overcoming inertia...

Excerpt from: http://theenergyproject.com/blog/2009/12/high-school-way-it-ought-be

" HIGH SCHOOL THE WAY IT OUGHT TO BE

How much more focused and engaged would high school students be if they were given an opportunity to pursue their passions – topics that truly sparked their interest and excitement?  

A year ago, we helped launch an experiment with 9th graders at the Riverdale Country School, a small independent school in the Bronx.  A year earlier, a new head of school had been hired and he brought to his role a series of ideas about education that ought to be commonplace but are all too rare. Among them: 

Harlem XO Laptop Pilot Study

In February 2008, Teaching Matters began a pilot project to give the XO laptop to one class of sixth-grade students at Kappa IV, a middle school in Harlem. There are three sixth-grade classes at Kappa IV, and the students in each class stay together for all their classes. The laptops were given first to one class first, chosen by lottery, and then to the other two classes at the end of the semester. The XO was to be used specifically for the final three units of a year-long Teaching Matters literacy curriculum, which was taught to all sixth graders, but the students were allowed to use them in other classes if their teachers allowed this. After the first two weeks, they were also allowed to take them home. Before they did so, however, the school held a meeting for parents, both to orient them to the XO as a computer and to respond to their concerns.

TED Talks Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining (and profoundly moving) case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. With ample anecdotes and witty asides, Robinson points out the many ways our schools fail to recognize -- much less cultivate -- the talents of many brilliant people.

"We are educating people out of their creativity," Robinson says.

The universality of his message is evidenced by its rampant popularity online. A typical review: "If you have not yet seen Sir Ken Robinson's TED talk, please stop whatever you're doing and watch it now." Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children.

 

More information at: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/66

 

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